Atikh Rashid

Articles By Atikh Rashid

Pune wall collapse: Mortal remains of labourers sent to Bihar in special IAF flight

The bodies were dispatched from Pune at 8.45 am in the aircraft to Patna in Bihar and Bagdogra in West Bengal, they were then sent to their respective hometowns in Chhapra, Vaishali and Kathihar districts.

15 killed in Pune wall collapse: ‘Wanted to shout, couldn’t find voice’

On Friday night, Sharma and 17 others had retired to their tin shelters adjacent to Alcon Stylus housing society’s compound wall. They were asleep when the 150-foot wall collapsed over them.

Pune society residents wrote to builder in Feb: ‘wall dangerously exposed’

According to several residents of the housing society, ever since work on the adjacent site had commenced three months ago, they were apprehensive that the wall may collapse.

No more land left to plant trees, Pune forest dept to fall short of target in ‘Green Maharashtra’ drive

This year, in Pune Circle, a total of 2.37 crore saplings are supposed to be planted by forest and non-forest agencies.

462 from Pune district avail benefits of honorarium scheme

In June 2018, the state government had announced a monthly honorarium of Rs 10,000 for those imprisoned during the Emergency, imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from June 25, 1975 to March 31, 1977.

3 months after PMC asks PMPML to remove hoardings from BRT shelters, still no action

It’s been almost three months since and the “unauthorised hoardings” put at various BRT bus stops without having requisite permission from the sky sign department in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad are still intact.

Pune: Fergusson students from drought-affected areas slam DES

According to the students, the college administration has turned a blind eye to the sufferings of students coming from drought-hit areas by refusing to give them relief in various fees, even after the Pune University issued circulars to the effect.

Pre-monsoon thundershower drenches Pune, more in store

The minimum temperature dipped to 26.8 degrees Celsius, around four notches below normal. The maximum temperature was recorded at 37.7 degrees.

Central Railway ran fewer local trains between Pune and Lonavala despite rising demand

The total number of train trips has also remained stagnant — just 16 trips between Pune and Lonavala and 17 between Lonavala and Pune every day. There are both fast and slow trains on the route.

The price of the queen of spices will leave a different taste in your mouth

The loss of taste, if you have noticed it lately, could well be because the maker of the tea or the chef fixing the dum biryani for you has been less generous with the use of elaichi, the queen of spices and the most flavourful of them all, as its price has seen an unprecedented hike.

Theatre director Mohit Takalkar on his debut Marathi film Medium Spicy, and the possibility of Indian commercial cinema telling personal stories

Five years on, as Mohit Takalkar returns to cinema to tell the story of Medium Spicy through camera rather than his usual tools of dramaturgy, those looking at his work closely may sense a departure.

Pune: No restrictions on size, Railways to allow hoardings at accident site again

The Railways currently has 101 hoardings across Pune Division and contracts worth about Rs 50 crore with six different outdoor advertising agencies. It earns as much as Rs 7 crore per annum by selling advertising rights in nine different zones across the division.

Over 31,000 film reels at NFAI lost or damaged: audit body

The Indian Express had first reported, in Sept 2017, the anomaly in number of film cans actually held by film archive and number as per its acquisition registers.

Balancing Act

Pune Deputy Collector Monika Singh Thakur on her love for Urdu and balancing a life in bureaucracy with poetry

Through Her Lens

A festival will highlight the contribution of women to Indian cinema

From ‘lessee’ to owner: A 58-year-long battle for Panshet flood displaced living in housing societies

State government finally makes provisions to grant them ownership of houses they have lived in for over five decades.

Scheme for small and marginal farmers rolls out today: how it will benefit Pune district

Officials of the state agriculture department said of a total of 1.52 crore farmers in the state, about 1.21 crore farmers who hold less than 2 hectares of land may be eligible for the scheme.

A Courtly Tale

On Saturday, at Creaticity, Pune, a 90-minute performance called Uff Malka Jaan and The Velvet Courtesans took the audience on a tour of the lifes of courtesans, into the darbars of patron kings, nawabs and gora sahibs.

Private agency takes over Pune railway station: What will change & what will remain the same

This week, Pune Railway Station became the second station of Indian Railways, after Habibganj in Bhopal, to get a private ‘facility manager’. The Indian Express explains what this step means for passengers

Marshmello on Biba: I wanted to give Indian fans their own dance anthem

American electronic music producer Marshmello on his India tour, and Biba, his first Hindi song featuring Shah Rukh Khan.